The 1970s produced a distinct flavor of Sasquatch, one that could be found in nationwide headlines in states like Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Often these sightings would be accompanied by other anomalous events, like UFOs, strange voices, and odd smells.

1972 was a year riddled with both. In a commentary for the North American Newspaper Alliance, Keel wrote “Hairy Monsters Eclipse Comeback By UFOs.”

“After a three year ‘lull’ with comparatively few flying saucers being reported, the little green men attempted a comeback this year.

“But a seven-foot hairy monster with a serious perspiration problem walked away with most of the publicity.”

On this episode we look deep into “The Missouri Monster” or Momo encounters that took place in Louisiana, Missouri. The Summer of 72 was an active time for Bigfoots, as a series of other infamous encounters took place in Indiana and Pennsylvania that year, making it the true Summer of the Squatch!


Momo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster by Lyle Blackburn (If you’re not familiar with Blackburn’s work, seriously, go check it out. His books and podcast are wonderful!

“On the Trail of Unidentified Furry Objects” by Jerome Clark, FATE Magazine August 1973

Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook by Stan Gordon

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Rob Kristoffersen is an amateur UFO researcher from the Adirondacks of Northern New York. He is the host of the podcast, Our Strange Skies: UFOs Throughout History.